This entry was posted on February 29, 2016.
Socially conscious shopping is a trend that is making (or not making, depending how you look at it) a mark on this world. People are doing their best to make their life eco-friendly, but are often misled on what products are actually “green” and Earth-friendly. Knowing whether you are buying sustainable products can be a challenge, but with a little bit of knowledge you can make sure you are doing your best to make this planet a better place.
Let’s start with some of the products that are thought to be eco-friendly, but, if you're not careful, you may end up with products that aren't quite as green as they say:
On to the good stuff, the eco-friendly products that are truly making a green difference. These are the things that you should be including in your life if you are trying to lessen your carbon footprint:
Bamboo is part of the grass family and grows incredibly fast. This means that it requires less acreage for harvesting, which puts less of an impact on the surrounding environment. Also, bamboo leaves provide coverage from harmful rainfall, so the soil is undisturbed. The next time you crawl into bed for some much needed shut eye, remember that the softest and most eco-friendly bedding comes from bamboo.
The production of plastic bags requires petroleum and often natural gas. Both are non-renewable sources. Plastic bags do not biodegrade, so imagine thousands of bags in landfills that can take up to 500 years to degrade. Another bonus of reusable bags is that they are often made out of recycled material. This is a small (but immensely impactful) way to live green.
Helping this planet thrive by making your life more eco-friendly can be as easy as changing your bedding. When you swap your cotton bedding for bamboo bedding you are making a difference to the environment. Not only will the Earth thank you for this decision, but you will thank yourself for turning your humdrum bed into the most amazingly soft place for you to relax and get some Zzz’s.